set difference

Related Overviews


'set difference' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Computing


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The dyadic operation between two sets S and T, say, resulting in the set ST consisting of those elements that are in S but not in T. Formally ST = {s | sS and sT} Set difference is a generalization of the idea of the complement of a set and as such is sometimes called the relative complement of T with respect to S. The symmetric difference between two sets S and T is the union of ST and TS.

ST = {s | sS and sT}

Subjects: Computing.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.